1. ame's Avatar
    It's really just a matter of preference really...but I tend to agree with you in that if you don't use features like this and you have a desire to turn them off completely instead of trying them out at all to see how they work in your every day life, why even buy the device in the first place? The same kinds of threads popped up when Siri was first introduced, and then when the finger print scanner came out, and then when Apple Pay came out, and I'm sure there will be dozens more.

    In the end, it really just comes down to personal preference and decisions on what you want to do with your own device, but at the end of the day, is it really worth the investment in these devices if you're not going to try and get the most use out of the spectrum of new features on them? I think having Siri in an "always on" state makes it INFINITELY more usable than before, and I intend on beating up Siri with requests like never before!
    I use ApplePay, I use the fingerprint scanner, but I find Siri to be generally worthless. I can just as quickly look it up or do it myself and have it be added as I want it added. I also don't like things that run in the background, such as this. I use my phone plenty, but I don't leave stuff running when I am not actively using it.

    I like you, I don't use Siri at all... but somehow this feature seems pretty useful, specially for car accidents or emergencies.
    When my phone is in the car, I turn on BT. I can call 911 then and if my car detects an accident will automatically call 911. I know not everyone has that feature though.
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    09-17-2015 01:35 PM
  2. sting7k's Avatar
    I don't use Siri, Not a fan of that "app." Anyone like @Rene that played with the new phone know if there's any way I can turn that off in 9/on the 6s/6+S?
    Maybe I'm wrong but I thought the always listening is only on the iPhone 6s and 6s+.
    09-17-2015 01:42 PM
  3. kch50428's Avatar
    Maybe I'm wrong but I thought the always listening is only on the iPhone 6s and 6s+.
    It is. And It can be turned off.

    Edit to add... other devices do have "Hey Siri" but only when plugged in to power... and that can be turned off...

    Here's the iOS9 user guide... http://help.apple.com/iphone/9/#/iph634dd0e14
    Last edited by kch50428; 09-17-2015 at 02:45 PM.
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    09-17-2015 01:44 PM
  4. sting7k's Avatar
    Ok, I'm looking at my 6 now and the setting clearly says when connected to power. So I imagine the 6s and 6s+ will have the same toggle.
    09-17-2015 01:45 PM
  5. Guacho's Avatar
    I use ApplePay, I use the fingerprint scanner, but I find Siri to be generally worthless. I can just as quickly look it up or do it myself and have it be added as I want it added. I also don't like things that run in the background, such as this. I use my phone plenty, but I don't leave stuff running when I am not actively using it.



    When my phone is in the car, I turn on BT. I can call 911 then and if my car detects an accident will automatically call 911. I know not everyone has that feature though.
    I don't have a car with that feature but it would be nice to have... The Bluetooth is helpful but you are adding an extra step in order to call, I remember a few years ago a woman went missing , after about four days the police had her husband as a suspect, 6 days later she was found alive in a ditch off the highway, she couldn't move or reach her cellphone.... pretty scary stuff, not sure why but I always have these worse case scenario incidents in my mind, so I would not be turning off this feature anytime soon.
    09-17-2015 02:35 PM
  6. ame's Avatar
    Yea those things do freak me out, which is why it was a requirement on my car to have something that called for help. I find it fascinating that these features often work where my phone won't get service, and sometimes don't where my phone will. Like, my dad's OnStar gets service literally everywhere, but his phone doesn't. My mom's Ford thing only works where her phone works.
    09-17-2015 02:38 PM
  7. tharley46's Avatar
    To bad, "HEY SIRI " only works while connected to power


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    09-17-2015 03:44 PM
  8. kch50428's Avatar
    To bad, "HEY SIRI " only works while connected to power
    On the 6S/6S+ it can be "always on" - power connection or not... and the point of the thread is/was "can that be turned off" - and the answer is "Yes".
    09-17-2015 03:50 PM
  9. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    I use ApplePay, I use the fingerprint scanner, but I find Siri to be generally worthless. I can just as quickly look it up or do it myself and have it be added as I want it added. I also don't like things that run in the background, such as this. I use my phone plenty, but I don't leave stuff running when I am not actively using it.
    Totally understand...like I said, just a personal preference really in the end. I'm personally excited about actually having a more useful smart phone assistant.
    09-17-2015 04:27 PM
  10. kataran's Avatar
    Before I got my watch I would plug in my 5s in the car after iOS 8 just to be able to use Hey Siri and with lots of practice I listened and send text effortlessly while driving as well as many other commands and now with iOS 9 Siri is expanded to enable a lot more hands free interactions
    09-17-2015 04:33 PM
  11. swarlos's Avatar
    I use hey Siri majority of the time on my watch and that's usually the only extent of my use with Siri hardly ever use on the phone just find it to be a pain.


    The Lannisters send their regards.
    09-18-2015 01:54 AM
  12. wolfedude88's Avatar
    Totally understand...like I said, just a personal preference really in the end. I'm personally excited about actually having a more useful smart phone assistant.
    This, to me Siri currently is nice but I'm but not as useful as it will be. It will be nice if the phone is laying close by to be able to tell it to look up something or when I'm at work and have my gloves on.
    09-18-2015 09:43 AM
  13. fightcrazy's Avatar
    I can understand folks wanting the ability to turn it off. I keep Siri silent now so if i accidentally activate it, you cannot hear the voice. But, as long as you don't go around saying "Hey Siri", shouldn't this be a non issue?
    I shut the function where Siri is always listening when not plugged in to save battery. When Siri is always listening that sucks up battery. Only reason for me. When I want to use Siri I just manually activate it.


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    09-28-2015 06:40 AM
  14. firstborn80's Avatar
    Never thought I would use it as I've never been Siri's biggest fan. However, after using Hey Siri while driving, I have no need to turn it off at the moment.


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    09-28-2015 08:35 AM
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